Last day of a 5-day solo backpack trip in the pre-fire Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Views along ridge of the snowcapped Marble Mountains to the south. The area reminded me of the Ventana Wilderness on the central California coast in some ways.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."